Friday, May 30, 2008


No not her. (G) assbag frozen face Nancy Pelosi finally admits that the surge is working, but read on who the nitwit gives the credit to:

Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal.

And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians-they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians.

This really pisses me off.

She’s against the surge.
Claims the surge isn’t working.
Then ends up giving credit for the surge’s success to…Petraeus? Hell NO! The US troops then? Hell NO! Well then surely to the Iraqi government and people? Double hell NO! The simple-minded bimbo credits Iran.

This brings me to a golden oldie. Libs like Pelosi are forever claiming that their patriotism can never be questioned. OK fine, but what would this royal douche bag have said if she WERE an anti-American piece of bovine excrement? Answer: The exact same thing.

And this isn’t coming from some stupid, uninformed, race baiting, affirmative action hire from the 35th district in CA (aka Maxine Waters). This is coming from the Speaker of the House - third in succession to the president.

This is stunning! Oh but were that true. In fact, it’s not stunning. It’s typical. The highest ranking government leader in the Democrat Party credits the enemy for the hard won victories of US forces.

I guess now we know what B-HO will talk about with the Iranians and it ain't the high price of arugula. B-HO’s opening statement:

Ah well, good morning, I first want to thank President Ahmadinejad for inviting me here for this surrender - ah scratch that - summit. I know that people in all 58 US states are delighted that we are finally talking. Next I want thank Mahmoud for his country’s help in arranging this surrender – damn, disregard that – this summit. Had not been for your “goodwill” in killing so many US troops in Iraq the American people might not have tired of the war so quickly – and been foolish enough to elect me president. I also want to thank the Iranian people for the beautiful prayer rug presented to me at this morning’s prayers. I’ll be sure to use it five times a day.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s opening remarks: You are the great Satan. We will bury you.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's a conspiracy

I’m not a conspiracy theory nut. To prove it, I’ve come up with my own conspiracy theory.

How’s this, the oil producing countries know that the next big thing is just around the corner. They know that within five years hydrogen power, coal liquidification and nuclear power are going to make running something on Saudi oil akin to using a Betamax or 8 track tape system. So they jack the price of their oil up just ahead of the new development to get what money they can before oil prices fall through the floor after the world starts converting to the new technology.

Now as conspiracy theories go, this one’s probably not up there with the black helicopter – trilateral commission crowd, but what if? I saw on Glenn Beck the other day where GM is working on the hydrogen powered car and one of the biggest stumbling blocks seems to be a hydrogen distribution system NOT making the car go. They project hydrogen can produced and sold for the equivalent of a dollar a gallon. Another man claims to have developed an air powered car. Popular mechanics says the car will cost about $12,000. It can travel about 120 miles at speeds up to 60mph and “it should cost around $2 to fill the car’s carbon-fiber tanks with 340 liters of air at 4350 psi. Drivers also will be able to plug into the electrical grid and use the car’s built-in compressor to refill the tanks in about 4 hours.” We know that nuclear works. We just have to go out and pursue it. A WV Dem – soon to be ex-Dem with thinking like this – is proposing an accelerated coal liquidification R&D program.

Maybe the Saudis see the handwriting on the wall and are trying to get what they can get while they can get it. The only other option would be to do what they have done in the past – flood the market with oil dropping the cost to the point of making any R&D seem foolish. That is what they did 30 years ago when we first got serious – at least temporarily - about energy independence during the OPEC oil embargo. Hopefully we won't fall for the same trick twice.

So now that we’ve broken the conspiracy theory nut ice, let me tell you who really shot JFK.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What's the matter with B-HO voters?

One of every moms’ favorite sayings is, “Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it.” If/when the Dems nominate B-HO here’s what they’ll be getting:

Item one: B-HO and the lemmings in the MSM bill him as the great unifier. The truth is
B-HO and his questionable association with HIS stark raving mad, lunatic, racist preacher have actually divided his party along racial lines. His idiotic elitist remarks from “have you seen the cost of arugula at the whole foods market” to “those bitter people cling to their Bibles and guns” have divided America into the east/west coast elite vs. the rest of us. His dopey affirmative action queen wife’s remarks about “never being proud of America” and “America is a down right mean county” along with B-HO’s own association with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers has divided Americans into patriots vs. new world America sucks losers (aka the Dem’s base).

Item two: In everything from hate crimes legislation to affirmative action, Dems portray the Reps who stand up for the constitution as racists. Dems have been touting their numeric advantage in registration, money raised and party affiliation as a sign that they are on the way to winning the 08 election – BIG. Should B-HO lose, it’ll demonstrate that it is in fact the Dems who are the racists. Given all of those advantages, a McCain win will require some Dems crossing over into Rep territory to vote for the white guy. It’s an odd thing in the Dem’s loony world, when 98% of blacks vote for the black guy they are called activists voting their best interests. When a slim majority of whites vote for the white guy they are called racists. (Hit tip AF bro)

Item three: Would you advocate talking to the neighbor who bragged about poisoning your dog and threatened to kidnap and kill your kids and burn down your friend’s house? Or would you call the cops on the bastard and hope that he would resist arrest so the cops had to beat the hell out of him? B-HO has been advocating a “can’t we all just get along” foreign policy. His idea is to sit down with the likes of Ahmadinejad over tea and crumpets and ask that ol’ Mahmoud please stop killing Americans in Iraq. He wants to sit down with Hamas and Hezbollah to ask…what? Could you please stop blowing yourselves up in Israeli pizza parlors? It is completely possible to tell these murdering bastards what they need to be told without the President of the United States ever sitting down at a table with them and giving them an ounce of legitimacy.

Last: If B-HO has his way – “we can’t be eating as much as we want, driving our SUVs and keeping our thermostats at 72 degrees” – you can bet it won’t be “the rich” who will suffer. “The rich” will always find a way out of the tax hikes B-HO wants to impose. “The rich” will always have money for gas and food. After all they’re rich because they are more talented, more savvy and/or smarter than most. It’ll be the young fools who have bought into B-HO’s spell of “hope” and “change” and yes blacks who suffer most. The rich Reps and hypocrite limousine liberal Dems will go on as if nothing has changed and simply wait the idiot out. It will be the young fools and blacks who will be laid off as soon B-HO’s confiscatory government tax policy makes it impossible to do business in America. It’ll be the young fools who voted B-HO who won’t be able to afford a tank of gas or a bundle of arugula at the whole foods market. It’ll be the young people who are saddled with an increasingly dangerous world before B-HO understands – NO, as the matter of fact, unless WE convert to Islam, we CAN’T all just get along.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

American ingenuity is the key

The local fish wrap is awash with editorials and letters to the editor whining about the high price of gas. All of them seem to be of the “we need to tax the oil companies’ profit” variety. None have offered an opinion on how “taxing their profits” will deliver even a single drop of additional oil to the pump.

One genius even thought it’d be a good idea to “break up” the American oil companies. That makes sense. If three huge oil companies cannot bring the cost of oil down, 20-30 small ones could. That’s why McDonald’s hamburgers are so much more expensive than everyone else’s. McDonald’s is just too big. We need a dozen or so mini-Mac’s.

(Voice in head: “Pssst, Lex! It’s backwards dude. McDonald’s hamburgers are the CHEAPEST!”)

Huh? How can that be? Big hamburger has got to be gouging us. After all, I’ll bet Americans visit the drive thru more often than they do the gas pump. And what with the summer little league baseball practice and early evening games, you know mom’s going to be looking for a convenient way to feed little Johnny. Big hamburger will jacking up the cost of Happy Meals right during the peak drive thru season. It happens every year.

Well if it’s not true for big hamburger, why would it hold true for big oil?

Another local genius proclaims - with all the certainty of Lex jr. stating that in fact his room is clean - that we “cannot drill our way to energy independence.” But just like we know that the first thing we are likely to see when we go to inspect jr.’s room is a pair of dirty skivvies right in the middle of the floor, we know we have the resources and ingenuity here to become self sufficient.

We’re Americans for God’s sake! Let’s start acting like it. Why are we letting ourselves be held hostage by a bunch of Middle East, thugs, tyrants, kings and emirs or worse a bunch of know nothing, do nothing, be nothing green weenies?

Monday, May 26, 2008

We remember

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Friday, May 23, 2008

In defense of big oil

Immediately following 9-11, the (g)assbags that run congress were in high dudgeon over “intelligence failures.” So (g)assbags being (g)assbags, they did what (g)assbags do they feigned outrage. “How could this happen?” “Heads must roll!” Whose head? Well anyone’s but theirs of course. So the inevitable “hearings” were conducted where true to (g)assbag form their was more pontificating from the (g)assbags than hearing. Then the 9-11 commission was formed to spread blame evenly and hold no one particularly accountable.

The whole point was for the (g)assbags to have a forum from which to pontificate and show the folks back home how tough they could be. As a result the (g)assbags missed the crucial point. It was they who allowed or at least significantly contributed to allowing the 9-11 disaster. The Church amendment neutered CIA human intell efforts and the Reno Justice Department’s “wall” preventing the CIA and FBI from cooperating ensured the Saudi jihadis’ success. Did anyone call anyone who voted for Church’s idiotic amendment on the carpet and interrogate them? Hell NO. (G)assbags are a protected class particularly at “hearings” conducted by other (g)assbags.

This week the (g)assbags were at it again. This time they were feigning outrage over the cost of gas. The (g)assbags had the heads of all of the American oil companies up on the hill where the execs were assaulted by the likes of RC Durbin and what passes as an intellectual giant among Dems Maxine Waters.

The (g)assbags laid the wood to the execs blaming the oil companies for the high cost of gas. Preening for the cameras the (g)assbags tried to outdo each other in their contempt for these private Americans citizens who run the companies who provide oil on nearly every street corner in America. Never once did anyone ask, “How many Americans are invested in your company today?” or “Do you have an obligation to your share holders to take a reasonable profit?”

Never was there a question directed at the (g)assbags who by their slavish loyalty to the eco-nut fringe prevent any new drilling, any new refinery capacity, any nuclear construction, any coal gasification, any clean coal technology, any deregulation of fuel blends, any distribution plan for hydrogen or any R&D for a fossil fuel substitute that doesn’t include burning our food supply as an alternative to burning the resources perfectly suited to the purpose of running automobiles.

Rather than address the true problem – exploiting our natural resource to ease demand – the (g)assbags decided to, excuse this, throw fuel on the fire by allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC for price fixing. I’m sure OPEC will just sit back and take that. They won’t drive costs higher by withholding more supply. They won’t stop bailing out our banks who made bad home loans – because the (g)assbags told the banks they had to.

What is clear to everyone but the (g)assbags is that we need more supply. And rather than begging the Saudis to provide more oil so that we can pay them a $136 a barrel - that they reinvest in madrases here in the US and other Western countries to teach radical Wahabism – we should be getting our own damn oil!

The (g)assbags are the problem. When they hold “hearings” they do everything but listen.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

B-HO to discuss the rising price of arugula with Ahmadinejad

B-HO has proven himself to be a dope in many ways:

He has visited 57 of the 58 states.
He wants more Arab speakers for Afghanistan.
He's concerned about the price of arugula at the whole foods market?
He claimed 10,000 people were killed by a tornado.
He sat in the Rev Wright's church for 20 years and claims “not knowing” Wright was a racist lunatic.
He shared a stage and boardroom with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

But the dopiest of the dopiest is his willingness to sit down and have tea while chatting with the world’s most heinous dictators. To be fair, B-HO has gone from sitting down unconditionally with dictators from Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and North Korea as stated in the CNN YouTube debate to, “Well we’d have lay the ground work first. And John McCain knows I need the Cuban vote so Cuba is pretty much off the table and I never said I’d sit with Cuban dictators anyway. Except for the times that I did – but that’s all a distraction from the real issues and won’t help my children.”

What are you going to talk about with Ahmadinejad?

B-HO: So Mahmoud, what’s the cost arugula in the Tehran whole foods market?
MA: We will destroy you. You are the great Satan.
B-HO: Would you mind not saying that? It’s hard for me convince the American people that you’re an OK guy when you talk like that.
MA: We will destroy you. You are the great Satan.
B-HO: Look, you’re OK. I’m OK. Can’t we all just get along?
MA: We will destroy you. You are the great Satan.

At the joint presser following the “talks”:

Reporter: President B-HO did you achieve your goal?
B-HO: Yes, we have achieved peace in our time.
Reporter: President Ahmadinejad, is that true?
MA: We will destroy them. They are the great Satan.
B-HO: Now Mahmoud, you promised you wouldn’t say that.

Seems to me we ought to be supporting some anti-government Iranian rebels. We should encourage those rebels to put pressure on the Iranian government by attacking and destroying the Iranian government’s only means of propping up its dictatorship – oil revenue. Iran has but one oil refinery. Insurgents ought to be targeting that asset relentlessly. We should be limiting crude oil going in and refined oil coming out and if possible the facility itself.

AAAHHHHHHHH! The price gas will go through the roof!!! Yes it will. And that might force us to start using some of our own resources. We have trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, billions of barrels of oil, nearly limitless supplies of coal, the ability to safely build and manage nuclear facilities and the ingenuity to get on with developing the next “big thing.”

What’s stopping us? Green weenies and cheap oil. As I sat with other parents in 15-20 degrees below normal temperatures freezing at a Little League game last night, I thought maybe cooling temps and high gas prices are going to cause thinking Americans to abandon the green weenies and get on with providing the fossil energy required until the next big thing can be developed.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What's the main thing?

While B-HO tries to win working white votes by complaining about the price of arugula in rural KY whole foods markets and the Shrillda Beast tries to scare up votes by promising to “take” petroleum companies’ profits, John McCain continues to appear very presidential by warning Americans of the number one threat to our freedom – Islamo-terror-fascism. But, yawn, how can we possibly be worried about pan Islamo-terror-fascism when arugula is through the roof and gas is $4 a gallon?

Well we’d better wake the hell up or the only thing we’re going to have to be worried about is when our government issued prayer rugs will arrive.

And while Lex has noted how Bush has gotten the major issue of the day – ITF – by and large correct, there have been some troubling developments in the administration. SecDef Gates said the US should adopt more conciliatory policies toward Iran, including unofficial contacts and talks with the regime - this at a time when U.S. troops are dying in Iraq from Iranian-supplied bombs. Gates’ comments came on the heels of a State Dept. memo telling government officials to avoid using the term “Islamic” when referring to the terrorists.

This is a response to the discovery by the Staties that it’s really the Ladder Saints who are causing all of the world’s problems – what with their missions all over the world to hack off infidel’s heads, fly airplanes into tall buildings, self detonate in crowded pizza parlors and otherwise claim the role of perpetual victim by killing people who make fun of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith. I for one am happy the State Dept. has finally gotten this right. As a measure of solidarity, I’ve deep sixed my Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas CD collection.

To be fair the State Dept. has been populated with a bunch of career left wing surrender monkeys since the end of WWII. Also, Israel let slip that an “unnamed Bush advisor” said that Bush would bomb Iran before leaving office. Watch Olbermann if that happens. "You Mister Bush are THE TERRORIST!" Then his head explodes and the Nelson laugh from the Simpsons is looped over and over.

It’s probably all a big kabuki dance designed to keep Ahmadinejad up at night wondering what the hell Bush is up to. The problem is it keeps me up at night wondering the same thing.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We can't be eating as much arugula as we want

B-HO: "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK"

When I first saw this on Sunday, I thought, it had to be a mistake. It’s not. B-HO was rallying his eco-nut supporters in OR when he uttered this non-sense. This is dangerous stuff. YOU can’t drive YOUR SUV. YOU can’t eat as much as YOU want. YOU can’t have YOUR thermostat set at 72 degrees. Libs of course can do whatever they want because after all, we know that what they tell us to do will in no way affect their own behavior.

And I’ll guarantee you this, B-HO’s answer to this problem will not be to lift “other countries” up to America’s standard. His answer will be to tax into oblivion any American who eats when and what he wants, drives what he wants and keeps his family warm in winter. B-HO’s answer will be to bring America’s standard of living down to that of the “other countries.”

B-HO will be like your mom turning down the thermostat as she walks by in her sweater and while asking, “Who keeps turning this up?” Mom was doing it to save the family a few pennies here and there. B-HO is doing it because he, like his never been proud of America wife, is embarrassed by American success and ingenuity.

B-HO would rather Americans stay home all day and go to bed hungry in a cold house than to have some Euro weenie tisc tiscing us for our consumption. As such he will be taxing everything from arugula at the whole foods market to the gas that goes into anything other than a 50 MPG B-HO approved tin can.

When American hi-way deaths mount as a result of the tin-cans hitting butterflies, B-HO’s response will be, “Increased hi-way deaths are the least Americans can do for ‘other countries.’”

This guy is a DOPE!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fake war hero trashes a real one

The Des Monies Register printed this little nugget that – SURPRISE – hasn’t received much play in the MSM:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain's family background as the son and grandson of admirals has given him a worldview shaped by the military, "and he has a hard time thinking beyond that," Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., said Friday.

"I think he's trapped in that," Harkin said in a conference call with Iowa reporters. "Everything is looked at from his life experiences, from always having been in the military, and I think that can be pretty dangerous."

Harkin said that "it's one thing to have been drafted and served, but another thing when you come from generations of military people and that's just how you're steeped, how you've learned, how you've grown up."

What makes this even worse is that Harkin, a military veteran himself, thought military service was important and honorable enough during his 1992 senate re-election campaign to embellish (i.e lie about) his own service record. So, for Tom Harkin – a pretend hero – it’s better to fake like you’re war hero than to actually be one.

Also, in Harkin’s bizzaro world, it’s better to be plucked off the street involuntarily than to stand in line and volunteer to defend your country. A willing warrior, according to Harkin, is less desirable than the unwilling one. No doubt Harkin will be introducing legislation to restore the draft this week.

McCain’s response? Can’t find one. If one does crop up, it’ll no doubt be of the “we’re going to run a respectable campaign” variety. I’d love to hear McCain lose his temper on this one.

AP Story from aboard The Straight Talk Express

“He said WHAT? Ya gotta be kidding me. Tell that little chicken sh*& he can kiss my war scarred a$$. Never mind. I’ll tell him myself while I’m choking the sh&^ out of the little pr&%# the next time I see him.” That was Senator John McCain’s response to news that fellow Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) questioned McCain’s fitness to be president based on the McCain family’s military history.

Then McCain’s wife Cindy got into the fray, “Well if all of this ‘respectable campaign’ bullsh*& is out the window, I guess it’d be OK if I bit&% slapped Harkin’s old lady around while we’re at it.”

And that’s why Lex is not the communications director for anyone’s campaign.

Friday, May 16, 2008

You talkin' 'bout me?

Ain’t George Bush great? Ya just gotta love this guy. He’s not conservative but he’s a decent guy who’s gotten the big issue of the day right – even if his execution has been less than stellar. And the fact that the lefties just loath the guy for no particular reason is icing on the cake.

Our hero showed up at the Israeli Knesset yesterday and delivered this truism:

Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.

Even though Bush never mentions anyone by name, Dems immediately said, hey that sounds like us. This is outrageous!! They spent the whole day denouncing Bush for characterizing the natural Lib tendency to surrender even though he never uses anyone’s name.

This is GREAT! It’s like when a two year old is in the room throwing a hissy fit and mom says to dad, “Someone’s being a little grouchy pants and needs to take a nap.” And dad says, “FINE, wake me up for the 4:00 game!”

Dems all day long were just priceless. He’s talking about US! Damn him. I had to watch Olbermann last night just watch him blow up and right on cue he went into one of his “You Mr. Bush are a liar” blue faced screeds. I love it when “dummy” Bush says, “Good morning” and the entire Looney Tunes left responds in unison, “LIKE HELL IT IS!!!!”

I’m for four more years for Bush just to hear the left whine! Ol’ Olby’s head would surely explode two days after inauguration day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Special disasters

Dems and their MSM lemmings are leaping for joy. Reps continue to wring their hands. About what? Special elections that’s what. Dems have swept three heretofore safe Rep seats. I’m not wringing my hands because the Dems have placed three more social and fiscal conservatives among themselves. Besides, I walked away from the Rep party during the immigration BS and I ain’t going back. The only thing these results tell me is that, everything else being equal, Americans would rather have conservative Dems in government than conservative Reps.

Unfortunately, Reps like McCain think it’s a sign that they should try to be Dem Lite. Yeah, we’re for government health care but ours is less expensive. Sure we hate big oil too but we want to suspend the federal tax on gas for 3 months. Yes we’ve bought into the global warming hoax as well, but we want capitalism to find the cure to the non-existent problem. Hint to John McCain here, cap and trade is NOT a capitalistic solution to the non-existent problem. It’ll be an unseen tax on everything produced.

I look at these Rep loses just like a look at gas prices. The worse it gets the sooner someone will wake the hell up and do something about it. I don’t know how many seats the Reps will have to lose before they decide hey:

Maybe it’s a good idea to be energy independent and do the things necessary to make it happen.

Islamo-terror-fascism is the biggest danger facing America and we’d better get serious about it.

Universal healthcare is going to lead us to another unaffordable socialist government program.

The government is too big and takes too much of what Americans earn. Stop taking Americans’ money to redistribute to other less productive Americans or waste it on bridges to nowhere.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


For the last month and a half, pundits, party grandees and other people without much to do have been pondering why the Shrillda Beast refuses to step aside. If you can stand it, tune in for the first 20 minutes of Keith Olbermann (aka Bathtub Boy). He is among the most obsessed with the Beast’s exit. Every single night it seems Olby and crew add the numbers up and come to the same conclusion, she can’t win. So why does she persist?

Probably for the same reason Olby and the boys persist in pondering why she persists. Because she can and who knows maybe Rush Limbaugh will hand her a popular vote victory – counting FL and MI of course. This is my dream scenario. Then we could listen to (g)assbags like Olby twist themselves into knots trying to justify nominating B-HO, with fewer popular votes than Shillda, when they’ve been crying themselves to sleep every night since the 2000 election claiming AlGore won the popular vote.

Except for combat, NASCAR and other sports, I think bowing out gracefully and fighting to the absolute bitter end are equally admirable. Why not fight B-HO all the way to the convention? He’s already displayed a pension for poor judgment with regard to off-hand remarks and the people he chooses to associate with. Who knows what might crop up in the few remaining weeks? The beast might as well be in a position to collect the chips if ol’ B-HO folds late in the game.

Besides if she runs B-HO into the ground exposing his weaknesses in the primary, McCain can finish him off in Nov. That would allow a 64 year old Shrillda Beast a clear shot at the Dem nomination in 2012.

But I don’t get the obsession among the chatters about her getting out. If you want the Dem primary to be over, act like it’s over. It’d be a better approach to treat B-HO as the nominee and just ignore Shrillda - sort of like the MSM did after Iowa - than to endlessly chatter on and on about her calling atention to her cause.

Hey Ron Paul is still running against McCain. You don’t hear us whining like cut dogs. I’d have voted for him in the IN primary but my vote was much more important on the Dem side. Except for his goofy isolationism, there’s not too much I find disagreeable about Paul.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Our mission is to win the war

In the movie Saving Private Ryan, there is a scene where hero Capt John Miller directs his team to assault an enemy machine gun nest. His team understandably is a bit reluctant to do so. One of the men points out that assaulting the machinegun nest is not really their mission. Without a moment’s hesitation, Miller looks the man in the eyes and says, “Our mission is to win the war.”

Now you’d like to think that actors learn something from the roles they play. Apparently they don’t. In Saving Private Ryan, Capt Miller was played by Tom Hanks. Hanks recently endorsed B-HO - which proves the point. Actors are like 99.99% of politicians, they are just reading the lines. Adding insult to the point, Hanks produced the real life story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division - Band Of Brothers.

I have wondered on this page before what if we all just wanted to win the war. Forget the endless BS liberal debate on how we got into the war in Iraq. We’re there. Let’s just win the damned thing.

There is a thing called cognitive dissonance that explains why low paid employees will express greater satisfaction with their jobs than highly paid workers. The theory goes that the low paid worker will rationalize why they stay with their low paid job by expressing love for the company, the boss or the job itself.

This was all explained to me by some egghead somewhere long ago to explain why Marines are so loyal to the Corps. The reasoning goes, Marines are underpaid, treated like sh*&, get the worst equipment and are expected to do everything with nothing. Yet Marines for the most part are the most loyal to their service branch. There is nothing to explain that loyalty other than cognitive dissonance i.e. over the top irrational rationalization.

I tried to explain - what to him was the Marine mystique - with words like, history, tradition, √©lan, esprit, brotherhood etc. all to no avail. Finally I told him he’d just have to sign up to understand the whole thing.

Well I think that America needs a bit of reality with regard to the war on terror. I don’t see a country at war when I look around America. I see an armed services and their families at war but not a country. America is like the highly paid worker who feels fine about irrationally cussing the company or the boss because after all he’s making a lot of money and has nothing to rationalize with regard to his own position. America goes along uninterrupted with very few war related inconveniences. So it’s easy to complain about the country, the president, SecDef, the Army, the UN et al.

It’s been a while since Lex expounded on his theory of halves – it’s probably down to quarters by now. Only ¼ of Americans believe we’re in a war. Only ¼ of those who believe we’re actually in a war have any idea of what is required to win. Only ¼ of those who have a hint of what is required to win have any idea of what is at stake.

Right now America needs more Capt Millers - our mission is to win the war - and fewer Tom Hanks – vote for B-HO so we can quit.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

How the fall game will be played

If you want to see how the whole campaign against B-HO will play out go here.

I don’t know where/when Swiftboating got a bad name. Instead of being used by the MSM as a term synonymous telling a lie about someone, Swiftboating ought to be used as a term that means pointing out the uncomfortable truth about a politician who the MSM wants to win. I believe there is still a million dollar award for anyone who can disprove a single thing that the Swiftboaters claimed about John Kerry. Kerry himself tried to claim the award but oddly wouldn’t release his full military service record as part of the requirement for proof.

One thing is certain anyone who tries to point out a single limiting factor about B-HO and his bitter affirmative action queen wife will be branded a racist. Oops maybe affirmative action queen is a bit over the top. How about “the well advantaged yet still bitter” wife Michelle my bell…icose.

Friday, May 09, 2008

It's a strange world

I voted in the Dem primary Tuesday here in IN. I held my nose, threw up in my mouth a bit and put an X in the box next to the Shrillda Beast’s name. Or was it Pat Buchanan? Oh the humanity! I may have disenfranchised myself!

No I didn’t. I’m a cross over voter not a real brain dead Dem. I’m sure I voted for the Beast because I followed the thick arrow next to her name and marked the corresponding box. A complex procedure for some, but I’m sure I did it correctly. My biggest concern during the whole process was that someone might see me with a “D” ballot request - which, to me, is akin to being caught with kiddie porn or worse, wearing a U of Michigan t-shirt.

As noted on this page before, I voted for the Beast because I firmly believe B-HO would be a disaster for America. So, no I don’t feel one bit guilty about the vote. I do hope that someone in the Allen County Dem party finds out I crossed over and tries to sue me. I’d love it. I’m sure Rush Limbaugh would provide a skilled legal defense team. The only thing that’s a bit concerning is being thrown into the county lock up with drug dealers, pimps, and other petty criminals and being asked the age old question, what’er ya in fur? Oh nothing really. I just cast a vote in the primary for the Shrillda Beast. That ain't exactly high up the pecking order of criminal activity that gains you respect and cigarettes among your criminal peers.

There's something surreal about this whole primary season. The Dems and their lemmings in the MSM helped to nominate probably the only Rep that stands a chance of defeating them in Nov. Thanks for saving us from ourselves. And Reps are causing the Dems to spend tens of millions of dollars to stab each other again and again with sharp objects in meaningless primary after primary when there is not a dime's worth the difference between the two candidates. How great is that?

Dems are also blaming Reps for the debacle in FL where, as they say, a Rep Gov and a Rep controlled Statehouse forced the Dems into an early primary there. What the Reps didn’t do, and Dems never mention, is to force the Dems into disenfranchising the entire state. Oh yeah, while they were in the Disenfranchising mood, Howie and the Dems also disenfranchised MI. But MI has a Dem gov and Dem controlled Statehouse – you can tell because of the “D”s after their names and the fact that MI has been in a one state recession for the last 4 years. A sure sign of Dem presence if ever there were one.

This is perfect political fodder for the fall. Possible TV ads:

If you want your healthcare system to resemble the Dem nominating process, vote B-HO on Nov 4th.

B-HO wouldn’t talk to the FL and MI Dem delegations to his own nominating convention, but he wants to sit and chat with the world’s worst dictators.

Dems are demanding free and fair elections in Cuba, we think they ought to start with free and fair primaries in FL and MI.

B-HO wants to be president of ALL 48 states!

I’m sure once B-HO wraps up the nomination he’ll try to bring FL and MI in, but not one second before. If he brings them in before he is crowned, the Shrillda Beast is sure to play the popular vote card (of which Lex is one). That’d be bad for ol’ B-HO.

Iran Hezbollah update

Chances of Israel striking Iran went up yesterday as a result of Hezbollah causing trouble in Lebanon. Hezbollah is a proxy Shiite group for Iran. Hezbollah doesn’t break wind without Iran’s permission. Hezbollah trouble in Lebanon means that the trouble is likely to spill over into Israel. If that happens, rather than chasing ghosts in Lebanon, Israel may choose to hit the villian they can see.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I got this interesting piece from the Griffin yesterday:

If a Democrat is elected in November the Israeli’s will strike Iran nuke sites as best they can by mid-Nov. They may do it before then if the Iranians program is close to having the capabilities to make a bomb. GWB will have to support Israel. This should be a big campaign topic. Another scenario would be what Al-Qaeda did just before the Spanish election. The October surprise would Israel whacking Iran and McCain is then elected.

My prediction is that between Oct 1 and Nov 15th Israel strikes Iran. Israel does not play these BS games.

The last Israeli election was in Mar 2006. The Knesset is elected for four year terms but they have voted for early elections the last eight terms. If this trend holds true then Israeli elections are right around the corner.

If Binyamin Netanyahu becomes Prime Minister again, the Griffin’s prediction is likely to hold true. Here’s a bit of what Bibi has said about Iran:

It’s 1938, and Iran is Germany, and Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs.


There is only one difference between Nazi Germany and the Islamic Republic of Iran, namely that the first entered a worldwide conflict and then sought atomic weapons, while the latter is first seeking atomic weapons and, once it has them, will then start a world war.

“As best they can” are interesting and accurate words. Early reports indicated the US would require three aircraft carriers – let’s say 75 combat aircraft each – in addition to the land based aircraft already in the Middle East, three days to destroy Iran’s nuclear capability.

A quick internet search didn’t turn up any accurate numbers of Israeli strike aircraft. I suspect the number is fewer than the US has in theater. Then the big question becomes can the Israeli Air Force surge its limited resources for the extended period required to take out the Iranian threat. We’ll see.

I can see GWB assisting with the raid as a gift to whoever follows him into the Oval Office. Even though they may condemn him to the press, deep inside they’ll be saying thank God that’s off the table for now.

Just change the name and the problem will go away

This morning’s Washington Times notes that something called the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) last week released two documents urging government officials to use terms such as violent extremists, totalitarian and death cult to characterize al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. The NCTC doesn’t want government official characterizing such groups as violent MUSLIM extremists, ISLAMIC totalitarian weasels or ISLAMO-TERROR-FASCIST death cults, apparently that’s just a bit too descriptive – even if it’s true.

As the NCTC puts it, "Avoid labeling everything 'Muslim.' It reinforces the 'U.S. vs. Islam' framework that al Qaeda promotes," according to "Words that Work and Words that Don't: A Guide for Counter-Terrorism Communication," produced last month by the center. Yes by all means don’t inflame the perpetually inflamed by calling them what they are. That might cause the poor dears to do something really dire like fly planes into tall buildings – oh wait, I recall something like that already happening even before we were calling them whacko ISLAMIC-TERROR –FASCISTS.

And before that it was the USS Cole
And before that it was the Kobar Tower bombing
And before that it was the African embassy bombings
And before that it was the first attack on the World Trade Center
And before that it was a car bomb targeting Americans in Riyadh
And before that it was the bombing of Pan Am FLT 103
And before that it was a long line of bombings, hijackings, kidnappings and murders dating back to 1787.

So sure, just as not referring to the KKK as a white supremist group has shut that organization down and not calling Germans Nazis avoided a world war in the 40s and eschewing calling communists evil helped bring down the wall and end the Cold War by all means let’s not call ISLAMO-TERROR-FASCISTS what they are and the problem will just go away.

This is Orwellian government stupidity of the highest order (insert any of a billion jokes about “government” and “stupid” here). Next they’ll want us to refer to the ITF as misguided non-specific youth for peace and understanding through the early non-natural demise of innocents by means of high-energy kinetic devises.

I’m not crazy about suspending the fed gas tax and sending government rebates to the least productive among us, but I’d quadruple those programs before I’d pay one penny to the dunderheads at the NCTC.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

How to win in Nov

A three pronged winner for Reps in the fall:

First, hit the Dems and Libs in the face on energy independence. Gas is likely to reach $4 a gallon sometime during the summer. The Dems want to tax the companies who find, refine and deliver the gas to Americans on every street corner into oblivion. Even the simpleton at this keyboard knows that taxing something will cause the cost of that something to rise and supply to fall.

Shrillda Beast wants to go further. She wants to establish an extra constitutional “fair profits” review board. B-HO, who calls the federal gas tax holiday “pandering” and would only result in $30 in the tax payer’s pocket, wants to pander in a bigger more expensive way offering $1,000 tax credit to the “middle class.”

Well, I for one will take the $30. That ought to be just enough to off-set the rising cost of arugula at the whole foods store.

But all of this, gas tax holidays, taxing an oil company’s “windfall profits”, government “taking profits”, and give-a-ways in tax credits to off-set gas prices, all miss the point. The point is that gas prices are high because of WORLDWIDE DEMAND.

Nothing currently being proposed is going to bring one drop of oil/energy to the table. Here’s the plan:

Short term: Drill in ANWR and off the continental shelf
Mid term: Build more refineries and nuclear power plants
Long term: Uh don’t know, the next big thing. Let’s just call it R&D for renewable (NOT food) sources

Two, stay on the offence in the war on Islamo-Terror-Fascists. If Dems want to have an argument about Gitmo and “torture” lets have it. If Dems want to close Gitmo, say fine let’s put them all in NY or IL. If Dems don’t want to make the ITF uncomfortable enough to tell us where the next bomb is going to go off, shout to the electorate that Reps would get that information and save American lives. Seems to me most Americans would want to know if they or our troops were about to get blown up.

Fold border security and fences into this argument. Frame it as a national security issue. This is an 80-20 issue in favor of securing the border. Throw in a federal English only rule, another 80-20 issue and watch the Rep numbers soar.

Last, cut taxes. I laughed out loud when B-HO said he’d raise capital gains taxes. The interviewer informed B-HO that government revenues actually go through the roof every time the capital gains taxes are CUT. B-HO got that deer in the head lights look and said it’s a matter of fairness.

This is the Lib answer to everything. If Prius drivers are being crushed under SUVs in alarming numbers, the Lib answer is for everyone to be as vulnerable as Prius drivers NOT making the Prius safer.

Well there you have a clear path to victory. Too bad the Reps have candidate that thinks a three month holiday from the federal gas tax is an energy policy and that closing Gitmo is a good idea and that it’s un-American to make the ITF uncomfortable to save American lives. But hey, he’s onboard with capital gains cuts, so I guess he’s our man.

Monday, May 05, 2008

The Dems best hope: Draft Oprah

Oprah Winfrey has all the same qualifications to be president as B-HO but, she has better judgment. If you believe what’s in NewsWEAK, and really unless it’s confirmed by Fox News, why would you, Oprah attended right Rev Wright’s Trinity United for about ten years starting in 1984. According to NewsWEAK, she quit in the mid 90’s because she thought Wright’s “sermons” were a bit over the top.

But then NewsWEAK quotes a life-long friend as saying, "Oprah is a businesswoman, first and foremost." Well here’s a flash to the dopes at NewsWEAK, quitting a church for “business” reasons ain’t exactly a profile in courage. It’s as if Oprah said to herself, “Yeah, this guy’s a bit over the top – he’s right, of course, but a bit over the top – I just don’t know how the vacuous white women who populate my audience would take it. I’d better cut it off before Rosie gets wind of Wright. That might cause idiot white women to start listening to one of their own.”

So, for whatever reason, Oprah had the good judgment to get out of Trinity United a full ten years ahead of B-HO and before it ruined her. Given that their other qualifications to be president are equal at zero, Oprah ought to get the nod for having the better judgment of the two.

Also, Oprah didn’t have to go through eight or ten iterations responding to Wright. B-HO went from a chuckle; to well this all much ado about nothing; to I wasn’t there for any of those sermons; to I didn’t hear about any of it; to I didn’t know about any of it; to yeah, well sure some of that stuff was a bit over the top but it was taken out of context; to OK it’s all in context but it’s a black thing; to OK it’s all true but I can’t disown a racist anti American, Jew and Whitey hating lunatic any more than I can disown my own racist grandmother who raised me; to can’t we all get along and move on; to WHAT! Wright is dissing ME! Well that just tears it. I can put up with anti-American rants, Jew baiting and blame Whitey for everything sermons, but when he calls ME, the great B-HO, a typical politician, well then, I must denounce him just like I denounced bitter white people who cling to religion and guns. After all (nose extended high above everyone) I am the great B-HO and I’m better than most everyone.

When this whole thing broke, Lex noted that B-HO was either a liar or a dope. Unless you’re a dope, you couldn’t have sat in that church for 20 YEARS and not known Wright was a lunatic. It only took Oprah 10 years to figure it out.

Therefore, in that the Dem party is in mess, I think Superdelegates ought to get behind a draft Oprah campaign. She has the exact same qualifications for president as the current front runner and better judgment. Save us Oprah.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Operation Chaos operatives march on!

Rush Limbaugh is running Operation Chaos (OC). The goal of OC is to create confusion among Dems and bloody both Dem candidates so as to make it easier to defeat the Dem nominee in the fall.

OC started back before the OH and TX primaries when it looked as if B-HO was going to sail to the nomination without a glove ever having been laid on him. Rush urged Reps to switch parties and vote for Mrs. Clinton. The idea then was to bloody the “messianic” B-HO up before the general. Who better to do that than the Clintons? After all, McCain had made it clear that he didn’t have the stomach for hardball politics with anyone but his “fellow” Reps.

So Mrs. Clinton took OH and TX by wider than expected margins. Then with OC in full swing and B-HO’s bitter clinger comment, she took PA in a landslide. Recently all heck has broken lose with the exposure of B-HO’s 20 year association with an anti-American, Jew hating, Whitey hating “pastor.” Now, the pastor refuses to shut up and B-HO can’t say enough to condemn him.

As a result, B-HO has plunged in the polls. Mrs. Clinton looks sure to take IN. She is closing the gap in NC. She has taken a lead nationally in some polls. Mr. Shrillary Clinton is talking about a popular vote victory before the convention – she’d need FL and MI votes for that scenario to play out. Then, as Bubba said, “what are they going to do?” Chaos will reign in Denver!

On the anniversary of President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech aboard that carrier, is it too risky to say that OC has achieved its goals? Yet many in the Rep camp are going weak in the knees. What if Mrs. Clinton wins the nomination? It’ll be all Rush’s fault. They want to change horses now that B-HO is bloodied up.

Choosing the Dem nominee is not goal of OC. The goal is to create chaos among the Dems. Right now there is little or no chance of Mrs. Clinton getting the nomination legitimately. The only way she can win is if SuperDelegates steal it from B-HO. If the SuperDelagates steal it from the black guy, the black vote will dry up in Nov. As one black leader said, “if they steal it from B-HO, we’ll make in rain for McCain in Nov.”

One of these two is going to win. It might as well be the most qualified one and the one that will cause the Dems the most heartburn getting there.

Finally, look who is available: Dem Lite (McCain), Triangulating Dem (Shrillda Beast) and Lunatic Dem (B-HO). We should hope for a race between the two candidates that are least likely to run the country off a cliff.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ethanol R.I.P. well let's hope so

Alleluia the congress has seen the light. Here is the first paragraph of a Washington Times story this morning about congress re-thinking its stand on ethanol:

Members of Congress say they overreached by pushing ethanol on consumers and will move to roll back federal supports for it — the latest sure signal that Congress' appetite for corn-based ethanol has collapsed as food and gas prices have shot up.

Maybe the potentates who take up space and oxygen in the nation’s capitol stumbled upon one of Lex’s many posts advising congress to stop burning our food supply for energy. Well over a year ago, I read a Mark Steyn piece on the bio-fuel craze. Steyn’s take away quote was along the line of, “this generation will go down in history as the dumbest of a very long line of dumb humans for burning food as fuel when there are ample supplies of other commodities perfectly suited for that purpose available.”

Well intentioned liberals thought it a good idea to use “clean burning” corn and other food as a means to off set our requirement for oil. That sounds good so far. Use clean renewable corn as fuel instead of dirty finite oil. Let’s do it.

Well, only when you get into it do you discover all of the unintended consequences. It turns out that ethanol is just another liberal feel good plan, like welfare, universal healthcare, food stamps, free condoms for teenagers, free needles for crack addicts, open borders, gun control, taxing “the rich” etc. etc that cause more problems while not doing a single thing to mitigate the problem the program was designed to fix.

Turns out it took a $1.20 of dirty fuel to produce a buck’s worth of ethanol. No problem, the government will subsidize the production of ethanol. Uh OK, but doesn’t it defeat the purpose if you have to use more dirty fuel to produce it than you get from the “clean energy alternative” you’re producing? No. Hell no. This is about the environment and ethanol is the answer.

Then they discovered that ethanol strips 10-20% off the life of an engine. No problem, cried the bio-fuel crowd. Auto makers were jubilant as well. Then food price went through the roof. Corn producers were delighted. So much so that corn was about the only crop farmers were interested in producing. But still corn was too expensive to feed to chickens or any other farm animal for that matter. So the price of cereal and nearly every other food stuff has gone up. Way up. No problem. Ethanol is the way of the future.

Then in the piece de resistance of liberal unintended consequences, they discovered that bio-fuel isn’t all that clean after all.

Meanwhile the commodity perfectly suited for the purpose has lain fallow under an arctic wasteland because liberal enviro-wackos didn’t want to give up a piece of the wasteland the size of a mall parking lot to provide reliable energy to a world starving for it.